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May 30 2018

Every Sip Counts

by Pam Speich, Registered Dietitian Water promotes healthy skin, helps prevent afternoon fatigue, and—when served cold—helps keep you cool.  Because being in hot weather increases fluid losses, it’s easy to become dehydrated in the summertime, especially if you exercise in the heat. To determine your fluid needs during the hot summer months, start by calculating your Read more

by Katie Allen, Senior Fitness Director   1. Young girls shouldn’t lift weights because it will stunt their growth. No studies have actually shown that weight lifting will stunt growth. In fact, when done properly lifting weights has a number of positive health benefits such as increasing bone density which is important for reaching your Read more

By: Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian Have you ever had a day when you just can’t seem to curb those cravings for sweets? How about a night when you find yourself raiding the kitchen cabinets? Rest assured–you’re not alone! All of us have specific hormones in our bodies that influence appetite. Two of the strongest hormones Read more

Jan 09 2018

Website Updates

Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 We’ve recently made some updates to our website.  Should you have issues viewing our website, please follow the instructions below on how to clear your cache: Safari: Click Safari in the upper left-hand side of your screen. In the menu that appears, click Preferences. In the window that appears, click Read more

Coach by Color cycling class in richmond

It’s January, and I know what you’re thinking: This is gonna be my year. Yes! I’m ready to hit the cardio hard, shed those extra pounds, and lift whatever it takes to sculpt, shape, and define a new me. I will make it work, and I won’t give up. You know what? Even if you’ve Read more

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are here! This season, eat, drink and be merry without having the holidays end up a nutrition disaster. Here are 12 tips to help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals. Stick to a regular meal schedule. Sticking to your regular schedule will set you Read more

New blood pressure guidelines were announced on Monday, November 13 at the American Heart Association Conference in Anaheim, California.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is now defined as having a systolic pressure (the top number) of 130 and a diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of 80 or higher.  In comparison, the previous guidelines were 140 Read more

Picture this:  You decide to join the gym. You spend hours online researching the available options in the area, on the phone polling friends about their experiences at different locations and in person touring the facilities to find just the right fit.  You’ve donned your favorite exercise clothing, laced up your sneakers and plugged your Read more

Halloween candy and gym nutrition

Depending on the number of trick-or-treaters in your house, there is a very good chance you are waking up this morning with more candy than you gave away last night. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, consumers were expected to splurge this year on all things Halloween, and candy was no exception. Read more

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